Warren Buffett will announce Tuesday that an insurance company owned by Berkshire Hathaway plans to open a new office and add 500 jobs in Lenexa. Local, regional and statewide economic development officials worked to close the deal.
Bar + Rec will have a bar, restaurant and games such as ping-pong with an outdoor bar, volleyball courts and yard games. The business is part of a redevelopment of the former Kansas City Star building at 1729 Grand Blvd. Opening is planned for early 2019.
A team from the University of Kansas is in the thick of a competition to come up with personal flying machines. KU's "Mamba" made it through the first round of the Boeing-sponsored competition, which had 160 teams from 33 countries.
State Department of Natural Resources agrees to permit allowing Valley Oaks Steaks in Lone Jack to expand its cattle feedlot operation. A lawyer for nearby Powell Gardens, which has been fighting the expansion, says an appeal is expected.
Ongoing labor issues, regulatory approvals and other factors have already pushed the timeline for a new KCI terminal before meaningful construction is underway. An Edgemoor official said opened could be delayed up to a year
Sprint CEO Michel Combes addressed thousands of employees assembled in the Sprint Center on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon sessions. A spokeswoman said nearly all 6,000 headquarters employees attended one of the two events.
A small hospital in Overland Park that specializes in weight loss surgery is set to lose Medicare funding Friday, after a federal judge dismissed its lawsuit. Inspectors said the hospital's leaders tried to falsify records and offered employee discounts on surgery to pump up patient loads.
Downtown Kansas City's next luxury highrise is one step closer to reality. A City Council committee on Wednesday approved incentives for Three Light in the Power & Light District despite some opposition.
After a Target customer found a Father's Day card in a store that said "Baby Daddy" on it, she posted a photo of it on social media, where other people circulated it and criticized it, too. Target is pulling the card from its shelves.
CEO Jeff Jones announced growth plans that require investment in technology, quality at H&R Block offices and other areas and that will weigh on profits next year. Block had reported a 50 percent jump in profits in the last tax season.
Richard Moseley, a payday lending impresario in Kansas City, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in New York. Moseley was accused of running the Hydra Lenders, a group of abusive payday lending outfits.
The Kansas City-based tax preparation company said it intends to boost the number of taxpayers it serves despite closing the 400 H&R Block locations before next tax season. CEO Jeff Jones said he has a 3- to 5-year plan for growing business.
A mentally ill Kansas woman was scammed into giving up her Facebook password, then locked out of her account. When a paralegal and her daughter tried to fix it, Facebook's automated reporting system was no help at all.